Merry Xmas

Harlekina, thank you very much for your permission that I may translate your tutorials.

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 tubes - 1 mask - 4 animations.

The mask I made myself, the tubes I got from the Net.

I worked on the other materials myself.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 480 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #1f46a1.

Set your background color to #b4cce9.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Sunburst - Repeats 3 - Invert checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Set your foreground back to color.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Layers - New raster layer.

Set your background color to white.

Set your foreground back to gradient - Repeats 1.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - load 'Xmasmask-Harlekina'  - Source luminance checked.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - white.

 

** Step 3 **

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point.

Select the frame - see image below:

Activate the layer beneath - press Delete - don't deselect.

Activate the layer beneath.

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 4 pixels.

Copy tube 'home-christmas'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Close your background layer.

Activate one of the other layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'SuzanneR_MunchkinSnowman'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - black.

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 5 pixels.

Selections - Invert

Flood fill the selection with color #b4cce9.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - with these settings: 

Activate the bottom layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Feather 2.

Make a selection around the lantern - see image below:

Flood fill the selection with color #e1ca00.

Selections - Select none.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 20.

Close this layer for now.

 

** Step 5 **

Add your name or watermark.

You can also decorate your crea.

I have paste a few icestars as a new layer (they are in the tube of Suzanne).

 

** Step 6 **

Activate your bottom layer.

Edit - Copy merged.

Open Animation Shop (AS).

Edit - Paste - As a new animation.

Back to PSP.

Open the layer with the yellow reflection.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

 

** Step 7 **

Clik in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Click in frame 3 (the last frame) - Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Click in frame 6 (the last frame) - Edit - Paste - After current frame.

You now have 9 frames.

Clik in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

 

** Step 8 **

Open the 4 mng's images in AS.

Snow animation!

Activate image 'sneeuw.mng'.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

See main image for placing the snow.

Repeat this step until you are almost at the bottom.

Of course you may place the snow til it reach the bottom of your image.

Personally I think it's better if it doesn't fall to the bottom, because it looks like the snow is really falling on the snow of the image.

 

** Step 9 **

Make sure frame 1 is in front of you.

It sometimes can happen that when you click 'Undo', the first frame is no longer visible, you should always be alert to that.

Click on the image 'kaarsvlam-klein.mng'.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place the flame in the lantern.

Do the same if you want the twinkling stars (dwarrelindex1 and 2) on your crea.

 

** Step 10 **

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied: Save your crea as a Gif Optimalisation:

And you're done!

I hope that you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

September 24, 2009

 

If you have questions or something else to report, please mail me, I will react as soon as possible.

I would appreciate it, if you put your creation in my

Guestbook.

Please make sure that it's not greather than 500 pixels on the longest side.

 

The creations that stand out in my Guestbook, I will put them in the slideshow on my site.

And maybe I will put him in this lesson.

 

Translated by Zial on October 13, 2012

 

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